February 9, 2005

small things...

Sigh. It's a slow time for blogging. I wish we'd get busy and invade somebody. I've been laughing over Harry Reid's petulant response to a RNC "hit piece" on him. It's nothing but his own record! And notice he's not claiming it misrepresents him. No. This reminds me of the old Cold War joke, that we should say to the Soviets, "You stop telling lies about us, and we'll stop telling the truth about you."

Of course when he's quoted saying things like, "Most Of Us Have No Problem With Taking A Small Amount Of The Social Security Proceeds And Putting It Into The Private Sector..." you can see why he's yelping. What pathetic losers these guys are.

Oooh, and how about this: “We’re Visiting Chile Because It Is Doing Interesting Things In Social Security And Other Parts Of Its Free Market System…” Tell 'em, Harry. Of course such free market innovations are too radical for the USA. Perhaps we'd better wait another 50 years, and let Chile test the waters. They are tougher than us...

Slippery Statement warning: Hoy notes that apparently several commentators have mentioned that Bush's budget will DOUBLE the co-pay for vets. Shocking! Heartless! Of course they don't mention any dollar amounts. Wonder why? [Hint. the current co-pay is $7]

Matthew Hoy also has a nice summary of the exchange where Chris Russert ambushed Rumsfeld with a doctored quote, two sentences pulled out of a long exchange and meshed to make Rumsfeld look bad. And Rummie pulled the actual transcript out of his pocket and insisted on reading it! I LOVE IT!

* Update: The Matthew Hoy permalink above doesn't seem to be working. (Not my fault! I copied it with care). Scroll to Sunday 2-6 on his weblog Posted by John Weidner at February 9, 2005 8:23 AM
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